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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Pic: AP.

Malaysian PM orders Lynas to move waste disposal facility

By Mon, Mar 05, 2012 4:26PM UTC Comments Off Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Pic: AP.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has told Australian miner Lynas Corp to move its waste disposal site away from its rare earth refinery and residences in Gebeng. While the prime minister said this did not mean that the rare earth project and the residue were harmful, his directive to Lynas was intended to reassure the...

Satellite images show Malaysia deforestation faster than all of Asia

By Tue, Feb 21, 2012 1:23PM UTC Comments Off A tractor hulls a load of oil palm bunches at a plantation in Malaysia. Pic: AP.

AN article appearing on a US-based Internet newspaper claims that Malaysia is destroying its forests three times faster than all Asia combined, for palm oil plantations. According to The Huffington Post, a report commissioned by the Netherlands-based Wetlands International said Malaysia is uprooting an average of 2% of its rainforests in Sarawak every year, its...

Lynas granted temporary operating licence by Malaysian govt

By Thu, Feb 02, 2012 1:03PM UTC Comments Off Activists hold placards during a demonstration against Australian miner Lynas in front of Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur last year. Pic: AP.

Despite persistent protests by residents living in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia’s Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) has granted Lynas Corp a temporary licence to operate its rare earth mining plant here. The AELB said the approval was granted to the Australian miner, despite receiving 1,123 comments on Lynas’ documents during a public feedback period. However, it...